'EQUALLY WELL' INITIATIVE

Anxiety New Zealand Trust is part of the 'Equally Well' initiative which consists of a group of people and organisations with the common goal of reducing physical health disparities between people who experience mental health and addiction conditions, and people who don’t.

People with mental health and addiction conditions tend to have worse physical health than their counterparts in the general population, and a shorter life expectancy. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, cancer and oral health issues are more common for this population group.

This initiative is led by Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui – a national centre of evidence based workforce development for the mental health, addiction and disability sectors in New Zealand. You can find out more on the Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui website.